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Guardians of the Gulf: The Coast Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Overseas Combat Deployment of USCG Patrol Boats Since Vietnam Response to a Request for Forces from Central Command Depth of water in Northern Arabian Gulf Placed Limitations on Reach of Larger Naval Combatants

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Guardians of the gulf the coast guard in operation iraqi freedom
Guardians of the Gulf: The Coast Guard in Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • First Overseas Combat Deployment of USCG Patrol Boats Since Vietnam

  • Response to a Request for Forces from Central Command

    • Depth of water in Northern Arabian Gulf Placed Limitations on Reach of Larger Naval Combatants

    • No Navy Patrol Boat Capability


Uscg forces in the northern arabian gulf
USCG Forces in the Northern Arabian Gulf Freedom

  • 4 110-Foot WPBs

  • USCGC BOUTWELL

  • USCGC WALNUT

  • 2 LEDETs

  • 3 Port Security Units


March 20 th initial combat operations
March 20 Freedomth: Initial Combat Operations

  • Commenced Early Morning

  • Al Faw Peninsula

  • Gas and Oil Platforms


Wpbs and psus support goplats operations
WPBs and PSUs Support GOPLATS Operations Freedom

  • ADAK (WPB 1333)

  • BARANOF (WPB 1318)



March 21 st five inch friday
March 21 Freedomst: “Five-Inch Friday”



Capturing iraqi maritime pows
Capturing Iraqi Maritime POWs Freedom

  • Crew of Destroyed Iraqi PB-90

  • Three Republican Guard Warrant Officers






March 23 rd psu 311 in umm qasr iraq
March 23 Freedomrd: PSU 311 in Umm Qasr, Iraq


March 28 th first humanitarian aid vessel into iraq
March 28 Freedomth: First Humanitarian Aid Vessel into Iraq



April walnut aton work
April: FreedomWalnut ATON Work



Mission success
Mission Success Freedom

  • PSUs

  • WPBs

  • PATFORSWA

  • WALNUT

  • BOUTWELL


Conclusion
Conclusion Freedom


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